No-Mess Shiny Pot of Gold


We are getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day, and Clara loved making this pot of gold craft from gold foil chocolate wrappers! It’s a quick and easy no-mess craft! Added bonus — I’m giving you an excuse to eat chocolate!!

Um… Did somebody say….. CHOCOLATE???? Nom, nom, nom……..

I cut out a black pot from construction paper and attached it to a background sheet of paper. Then ran a few strips of double sided-tape above the pot.

Clara came over to rip pieces of gold foil chocolate wrappers (bars of dark chocolate are a good source for these… YUM!!!!), and bunch them into balls to press onto the double-sided tape!

She thought this was so much fun, and we snuck in a little fine-motor practice!!

“It’s so shiny, Mommy!”

What’s that?? You need more wrappers…?? Hmm… I’ll see if I can help with that. ;-)

Quick, easy, festive, and frugal!

Have fun!!

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Comments

  1. Dark chocolate is the best!

    Super cute pot of gold =)

  2. You had me at chocolate. Running out to the store this afternoon to get these. Thank you!

  3. I am trying to loose baby weight – urgh maybe next week ;) This is GREAT!!

  4. Cute idea! And hey, any excuse to eat chocolate, well….I’m all over that!!

    I have something on my blog for ya – come see!

  5. I’m trying to loose baby weight, too – maybe it’s all the chocolate that’s kept it on for four years…hmmm :)

  6. If you get tired of eating chocolate I’ll be glad to eat some for you. :-)

  7. Oh, my goodness, Clara looks so much older in these photos! Perhaps it is that her hair is back; perhaps it is that she is wearing necklaces…or maybe she has just gone through one of those growth spurts. She always looks so happy when she is doing these activities. I have always thought those gold wrappers should go to some good use, but I could never figure out anything. I admire your cleverness.

  8. Adorable!! She is looking so grown up lately!

  9. Dear Valerie,

    Wait a minute. Is that…. MY CHOCOLATE??

    Love,
    Mark

  10. It’s really beautiful!! Want to try it too. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Nice! And yummy!

  12. Clara looks so much like Emily! Great craft!

  13. Yummy for mom, fun for kids -win win :)

  14. JDaniel would love eating the chocolates so that we could get the wrappers to craft with.

  15. Very cute and delightfully delectable too! Thanks for a creative and delicious activity. :)

  16. Clara looks so happy to be working on this project. Sugar high perhaps? hee hee

  17. the pot of gold is cute! This is a great idea for St. Patrick’s Day and I always like an excuse to eat chocolate. I’ve included your post on my weekly favorites here: http://play2grow.blogspot.com/2011/03/weekly-favorites-for-march-6-2011.html

  18. Great craft and great idea on munching on the chocolates to do it :) hehe.

    I’m excited to feature this on my weekly High Five! – but this week is a special High Ten! because I’m behind and couldn’t narrow down the choices.
    High Ten! Friday

    Thanks for the great idea!
    Jamie @ hands on : as we grow